- Carpineta Fontalpino Chianti Classico 2011 Product #27955 (In Stock)
Just a terrific bottle of Chianti that’s ready to enjoy now with rich foods – think Tuscan steak! – or to improve for 8+ years in the cellar. A dark fruited, rich, wine with loads of ripe, sweet, fruit on the long finish. A gem.
"An elegant profile complements the cherry, raspberry, spice and wild herb flavors in this tightly wound red. Balanced, needing some time to knit."Wine Spectator 90 points
- Carpineta Fontalpino Dofana 2007 Product #26283 (In Stock)
Dofana is the top wine consulting winemaker Gioia Cresti produces at her family estate just 10 miles east of Siena. She hand harvests older vines of Sangiovese and relatively young (about 10 years) Petite Verdot from dry farmed vineyards at about 230 meters of altitude. Both get long, slow, fermentations (20 days for the Sangiovese and 25 for the Petite Verdot) with regular punchdowns to extract color, flavor, and structure. The intense, black, wine comes out of the fermenter and then ages for 20 months in French oak barrique before blending, bottling, and further aging in cellar.
“This is richer and has more fruit than the 2006. Super clean ripe fruit, think raspberries and currants. A very long finish on this wine. It still needs some time in the bottle but is very hard to resist now. Half Sangiovese and half Petit Verdot. Try to wait until after 2012.” James Suckling 93 points (from April 2013)
“Fabulous on the nose, with dark fruits and smoky, meaty undertones. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, fruity finish. There's a lovely richness and slight decadence to this. Equal parts Petit Verdot and Sangiovese. Best after 2012. 400 cases made.” (by James Suckling, October 2010)Wine Spectator 93 points